Swansea had more attempts overall but the top line figures don't do justice to the comparative quality of the chances. Where Arsenal were largely restricted to speculative shots outside the box, there were a number of opportunities for Swansea where a player was clean through against Szczesny.
|Swansea with more attempts, more on target and (most importantly) more goals|
Looking at the overall pass stats, the biggest difference between the two teams is the Territory figure, it's true that an lot of the play (especially between the 46th-75th minute marks) was deep in Swansea territory but very little was created by Arsenal and allowed plenty of space for Swansea to create far better opportunities on the counter-attack.
|As with the West Brom game, this was another match with over 1,000 passes attempted in total|
|Final Third passing, plenty of it from Arsenal but out on the flanks and of little danger|
|Cazorla's 4 successfull take-ons tended to be in areas of greater space, with attempts closer to goal being unsuccessful Of his attempts at goal arguably only 1 was a really good opportunity.|
|Passes by Goalkeeper with Tremmel often forced long (12 of the 25 passes coming in the first 25 minutes)|
Despite Swansea's goals coming from counter-attacks late in the game this was certainly not a smash and grab, Swansea created the better opportunities and passed the ball with more purpose.
In what was a superb team performance it is difficult to highlight individuals although Rangel in particular was fantastic and Mr Consistent Leon Britton put in another controlling performance and Michu's two finishes were taken expertly and with supreme confidence.
For the second, he knocks the ball quite a long way in front of him but not far enough to tempt Szczesny, in doing so he can sprint instead of having to dribble giving him that extra second to make his mind up about where to put his shot a player lower in confidence would have kept closer control of the ball and possibly have been caught.
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